Category: Addiction, Blog, Enabling

Resentfully Yours (Addiction In The Family)

July 19th, 2016

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Resentfully Yours (Addiction In The Family).   It’s 3 a.m. and you’re wide awake. Reality sits like an elephant on your chest. Your son/daughter has not come home, again. You want to cry, or wail, or pound on the walls until your fists turn bloody. But you restrain yourself. You know… more

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Should Patients Be Discharged For Breaking Rules In Treatment?

June 28th, 2016

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses.   Should Patients Be Discharged For Breaking Rules In Treatment? As parents, we teach our children to be polite, follow the rules and have manners. They learn words like, “yes, please” and “no, thank you”. We hold them responsible and instill boundaries. No, you can’t have more ice-cream. No, you can’t… more

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How Do You Know If Someone Is Using Drugs?

June 21st, 2016

  Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Carol (not her real name) was searching online for local rehab facilities when she found our number and called in. She asked a question many of you have probably wondered about. Carol asked, “How do you know if someone is using drugs?” She said her 19 year old son Jason… more

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Without Help, Families Risk Becoming As Sick As Their Addicted Loved Ones.

June 14th, 2016

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Without Help, Families Risk Becoming As Sick As Their Addicted Loved Ones. Addiction continues to flourish nationwide. We have an epidemic that is killing more people now than ever before.  To curb this crisis, much has to change. Legislation, insurance, more treatment beds, longer treatment stays, mandatory specialized addiction training for… more

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Stages Of Grief When A Loved One Is Addicted

June 13th, 2016

When you find out that someone you love is addicted to prescription pills, heroin, alcohol or any other drug, it can be absolutely overwhelming. In some ways, it can feel like the person you know has died, and the person who replaces him or her is a stranger. Whether you’re looking into the dark, sullen eyes of a heroin-addicted son… more

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What To Do – And What NOT To Do When A Loved One Is Addicted

March 16th, 2016

Discovering a Loved One’s Addiction.   Drug and alcohol addiction don’t happen overnight. Addiction typically occurs when people use a prescription medication like Hydrocodone or Xanax over an extended period of time, drink alcohol consistently and increasing over a period of time, or continually use illicit drugs. However, just because your loved one’s drinking or drug-using has been going on… more

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Are You Being Bullied By Your Addicted Loved One?

March 15th, 2016

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Are You Being Bullied By Your Addicted Loved One? Catherine – not her real name – wore a bright red scarf that matched perfectly with the color of her lip stick. She grinned, wiped the tears from her eyes and stated, “No one said life would be easy, but jeez! No… more

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Who’s Protecting You – From You?

March 8th, 2016
Recovering from Addiction and Codependency

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Who’s protecting you – from you? (Recovering from addiction and codependency.)   It’s not news that addicts are dying in their chase to get high. Nor is it surprising they do horrible things to feed their habit. Lying, stealing and hurting people become an everyday occurrence, in which the addicted person… more

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Is Your Helping – Hurting?

February 29th, 2016

There is a small handful of people in my life that I would do anything in the world to help. Without hesitation, I would drop everything for them; give them the shirt off my back; open my home to them; take a bullet for them.   Anything.   If something ever happened to one of these people, I know I… more

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Loving Yourself While Loving A Person With Addiction

February 24th, 2016

“I’m not hurting anyone but me.”   If you love someone in active addiction, the chances are you may have heard a loved one speak these words. If you love someone in active addiction, you know these words are far from the truth.   The disease of addiction has a devastating effect on everyone who is close to the person… more

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